Fall 2017 Workshops

The Delta Program hosts a variety of workshops to help participants with their professional development around teaching and learning. These workshops require registration so we can make sure we have enough materials. Everyone from graduate students to faculty is welcome to attend.

» Pulling It All Together: Crafting Your CV/Resume and Cover Letter
» Teaching Philosophy Workshop
» NSF GRFP Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your Fellowship Application
» Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) Co-sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Pulling It All Together: Crafting Your CV/Resume and Cover Letter

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9:00-10:30 am
Location TBD

Facilitator: Don Gillian-Daniel, Delta Program

Register online: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ug6WC6nHf2IfGd

 

In developing your written credentials and preparing application materials for your job search, it is crucial to represent your professional experience, accomplishments, expertise, and professional development experiences in the most impactful manner possible. Participants are asked to bring a hard copy of their CV/resume or a job application letter to this workshop. Join us and learn how to write your way into an interview!


Teaching Philosophy Workshop

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9:00-11:00 am
Location TBD

Facilitator: Jessica Maher, Delta Program

Register online: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bsK11HSDHiiePxr

 

This workshop is designed to help participants develop their teaching philosophy. This document is a common component of faculty job application materials, and yet can prove challenging to write. Through hands-on exercises and constructive peer feedback, participants will leave with material for a draft of their teaching statement. You do not need to have a prior draft of your statement in order to participate in the workshop.


NSF GRFP Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your Fellowship Application

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time TBD

H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Workshop leaders: Trina McMahon (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Kevin Niemi (WISCIENCE), Irina Diaz (UW-Madison Graduate School), Don Gillian-Daniel (Delta Program)

Register online: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eW2EBly5q2QHDlX


The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs two criteria in the review of Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applications, namely intellectual merit and broader impact. Experience shows that while most applicants have little difficulty responding to the criterion relating to intellectual merit, many struggle to frame the broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake. To address the broader impacts, applications are expected to include ways in which activities and projects will advance discovery and understanding, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, enhance the infrastructure for research and education, and ultimately benefit society. This workshop is designed to help you address the concept of broader impacts in your fellowship application, and specifically is a time for you to discuss strategies for writing a successful broader impact plan, hear from panelists about successful fellowship proposals, and learn about resources on campus focused on effective integration of research and education.

 

Supplemental Workshop Materials:

PDF Delta Broader Impacts Workshop Presentation 2016

PDF NSF GRFP Programs to Leverage 2016

PDF Delta Broader Impacts Workshop Delta Overview Presentation 2016


Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Graduate School Office of Professional Development and Delta Program.

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 4:30-6:00 pm

Location: Union South (TITU)

Check back for registration link.

 

An individual development plan (IDP) encourages you to think about what you need to do next – and over the next few years – to achieve your goals. We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. Participants will begin creating a personalized plan, taking into account career interests and addressing the development of knowledge and skills for professional growth. Registration is required.